The Shaker Heights Business Appreciation Mixer (or SH-BAM) is an annual event launched in 2014 by the City's Economic Development Department, Heights-Hillcrest Regional Chamber of Commerce (HRCC) and the Shaker Heights Development Corporation (SHDC) to celebrate our local business community.
Each year, SH-BAM brings the business community together for an evening of networking, local food and live music. In 2020, the pandemic required innovation since we couldn’t gather in the same in-person manner. While the gathering had to take place virtually, it created an opportunity to establish a new program format. We wanted to formally acknowledge the hard work and perseverance that our businesses put forth, so we created a recognition program. The recognition program celebrates a hand-picked group of Shaker Heights businesses for special recognition in categories ranging from Creative Promoter and Incredible Interior Improvements to Perfectly Pet Friendly and many more. While some of the categories and recognized businesses appear to be obvious matches, many of the reasons they were selected are “best kept secrets” that the public may not know about. As “insiders” the City’s Economic Development, HRCC, and SHDC staff have a deep knowledge of quiet strength our businesses hold, which aren’t often shared publicly. Click here to watch the 2021 SH-BAM and learn more about the recognized businesses below.
Learn more about the businesses recognized at SH-BAM virtual 2021 celebration. Watch the video of the event.